MIRI:Three Miri-bound passengers at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport were not allowed to get on the plane after failing to get the necessary Covid-19 related clearance from the authorities.
PKR Baram chief Roland Engan said the passengers are residents of Baram district in northern Sarawak.
"The airline staff stopped them from boarding after they failed to secure permission from the Sarawak Disaster Relief Management Committee to enter Miri," he said in a statement yesterday (Oct 1).
Engan said the trio could not get the online clearance on time and added that they have to buy new tickets and were trying to apply for the clearance permit again today.
He also urged the Sarawak authorities to expedite permit application by Sarawakians in Sabah who needed to fly back to the state.
Sarawak has started imposing stricter entry measures in an effort to prevent imported Covid-19 cases.
There are four major airports in Sarawak with flights to Sabah.
They are Kuching International Airport, Miri Airport, Bintulu Airport and Sibu Airport.